The text/nfo Media Type

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Last updated 2018-05-18 (latest revision 2017-11-14)
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
plain text pdf html bibtex
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


This document registers the text/nfo media type for use with release iNFOrmation. While compatible with text/plain, ".NFO" files and content have distinguishing characteristics from typical plain text because they are meant to be output to IBM PC-compatible system consoles that support certain "ANSI" escape sequences.


Sean Leonard (

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)